Mechanical Engineer - New Grad
New ideas are all around us, but only a few will change the world. That’s our focus at JPL. We ask the biggest questions, then search the universe for answers—literally. We build upon ideas that have guided generations, then share our discoveries to inspire generations to come. Your mission—your opportunity—is to seek out the answers that bring us one step closer. If you’re driven to discover, create, and inspire something that lasts a lifetime and beyond, you’re ready for JPL.
Located in Pasadena, California, JPL has a campus-like environment situated on 177 acres in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and offers a work environment unlike any other: we inspire passion, foster innovation, build collaboration, and reward excellence.
Mechanical Engineers at JPL have the unique opportunity to build the future of exploration. You can be a part of design, fabrication, and testing, research, technology development, and creation of advanced mechanical, thermal, and propulsion systems. Mechanical Engineers at JPL have expertise that spans the full breath of mechanical disciplines and is applied from architectural concept through spacecraft operations.
Our Mechanical Engineers are responsible for the following:
- Design engineering and drafting
- Design data management and control
- Maintaining hardware standards, testing standards, and design processes for flight hardware
- Computer aided engineering solutions for mechanical design and analysis
- Materials analysis, characterization, and testing
- Mechanical and electronic fabrication
- Environmental testing
Opportunities in Mechanical Engineering include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Spacecraft Mechanical Engineering
- Propulsion, Thermal, & Materials Engineering
- Payload & Small Spacecraft Mechanical Engineering
- Mechanical Fabrication & Test
JPL's New Grad program provides recent college graduates with opportunities to utilize knowledge obtained through their studies and gain related work experiences in alignment with their professional goals. To qualify for this program, students must be graduating this academic year from an accredited institution with a Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD degree and a minimum of a 3.0/4.0 cumulative GPA or have graduated with a Bachelor's or Master's degree within the last three years or within the last seven years with a PhD.
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